YMCA of Greater Erie

Apple Festival @ YMCA Camp Sherwin
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Like juicy fall apples, there’s a variety of activities to keep the kiddos smiling. First it’s a wagon ride around camp and a visit with favorite farm animals, bounce some energy away in the multiple bounce houses and do some pumpkin decorating, then it’s on to see the Posse and maybe ride a pony.

Not ready to go home? Kids will get a chuckle from the clowns, Agility Dog Demo, Magic Steve and Captain Magic. They can even get their hands dirty and sling an apple into our pond, check out Bricks for Kids or see what the expERIEnce Children Museum has! Taste sweet apple treats including home made dumplings and cider.

Parents – you’ll enjoy entertainment from local musicians and performance troops.  There’s a cake and wine walk too!

Admission is free and open to the public. Some activities have a small fee. Food trucks onsite with concessions for purchase.

Parking & Shuttle – free parking is available at Holy Cross Church, 71  West Ridge Road with a shuttle to Camp Sherwin running every 15 minutes. Last pick-up to the event is at 3 p.m. Shuttle will continue to return people to their cars throughout the end of the event.

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Night of Chances @ Bourbon Barrel
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Night of Chances @ Bourbon Barrel | Erie | Pennsylvania | United States

Each year, more than 7,500 veterans take their own lives, accounting for 18% of all suicides in America.  Veterans make up less than 9%of the U.S. population.  The challenges of adjustment and transition all need to be addressed especially as these things result in barriers to education, employment, health care, and overall individual well-being.  Many of these needs are being met by a combination of different veteran-serving nonprofits and VA support.

Unfortunately, there are still gaps in the system.

The Downtown Y and their Wellness Series for Veterans Program operates entirely by gifts from our community and is helping to fill those gaps.  Offering FREE Memberships and access to programs like yoga, water fitness and Tai Chi, The Y is helping to provide tools that Veterans can use to handle stress and anxiety, helping them return back to society.  Over the last 5 years, The Downtown Y has provided 3,240 memberships to veterans with 82% of these veterans reporting less anxiety and 74% reporting having more motivation.

On Friday, October 12th, The Downtown Y will host a Night of Chances at The Bourbon Barrel located in Downtown Erie.  There will be entertainment, basket raffles, 50/50, bull riding, small games of chance, our famous Mystery Box Game and a chance to win one of eight amazing prizes – with all proceeds benefiting The Downtown Y’s Wellness Series for Veterans.

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Sound Therapy Session @ Downtown YMCA
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Nancy Bowden, LMT as she creates a connection to the body and mind using sound and vibration. Sound has the power to heal our wounds, change consciousness and re-unite us with the natural harmonies and rhythms of the universe.

Sound Therapy:

  • Reduces the effects of stress on you mind, body & emotions
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mental clarity
  • A greater sense of well-being